“Christopher Reeve” by Herb Ritts

© American fashion photographer, Herb Ritts (1952-2002) took many portraits of models, actors and celebrities.
This is a shot of X-superman Christopher Reeve (1952- 2004).
This is what Ritts had to say about it in an interview “I think there’s an almost stoic quality about this picture. The light’s from a skylight in my studio; it’s not artificially lit.I do admire people who, even in a dire situation-like Stephen Hawking, as well-exhibit an indomitable spirit. “

A re-look at Stellan Skarsgård

© You may be familiar with Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård (1951- ) through his roles in “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” (2011) or “Good Will Hunting” (1997) but there’s more to him than these Hollywood productions.
Check him out in black and white in Erik Skjoldbaerg’s “Insomnia” (1997), photo courtesy of First Run Features.
He also starred in “Breaking the Waves” (1996) by Lars von Trier and most importantly in Norwegian productions which are surely worth a look-over such as ” A Somewhat Gentle Man” (2010) directed by Hans Petter Moland among others. Image below.

Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010)

© “Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics” is the documentary that got me interested in American comics.
It passionately tells the tale of the founders of DC Comics and all the circumstances which enabled them to create super-heroes. It also exposes the latter’s influence on culture, how they were perceived by the public and the evolution of this wonderful medium.
Shot in 2010 by Mac Carter.

Resnais’ documentary “Night & Fog” (1955)

© Alain Resnais’ 1955 “Night & Fog” is a 30 minute documentary cross-cuts beautiful, scenic shots of lush, green fields with images of the Holocaust.  Filmed in 1955 at several concentration camps in Poland. Definitely worth a view.